McNamee Biography of Craig Claiborne

The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance by Thomas McNamee was published yesterday. I had preordered it for my Kindle. I dropped everything the moment it arrived and devoured it until way past my bedtime.

I’m loving it.

It is fascinating to remember so many names from the near past: Maude Chez Elle, Jim Nassikas from the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco, Ann Seranne the food editor from Gourmet and so many other who gather together in our collective memory.

How fortunate I am. I will be meeting the for lunch today. He is coming to the CIA to give a talk at 3 P.M. I and the students from my Professional Food Writing Class have reserved seats as a big crowd is expected.

I’ll let you know how it goes.